Sustainable Urban Homesteading: Learning to Preserve Food

Home Food Preserving

In the bustling landscape of modern life, where convenience often reigns supreme, the art of food preservation without refrigeration is experiencing a revival within urban homesteading circles. This resurgence is fueled by economic considerations and an awareness of the health risks associated with mass-produced foods. Salt, sugar, trans-fats, and artificial additives in commercial products have … Read more

DIY Chick Brooder Box

Wooden Chick Brooder

If you are new to backyard chicken farming, the thought of raising baby chicks at home may be intimidating. However, watching your babies grow from fuzzy hatchlings to full-grown birds is rewarding. Making the process more rewarding is building your own DIY chick brooder. It only takes a few materials and basic woodworking skills to … Read more

DIY Plastic Bin Brooder

Plastic Bin Chick Brooder

Below are step-by-step instructions for building a simple plastic bin brooder: How to Build a Simple Plastic Bin Brooder for Baby Chicks Raising baby chicks at home can be a rewarding experience, and having the right brooder setup is essential for their health and well-being. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a simple plastic bin … Read more

Feeding Chickens for Health and the Best Eggs

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Most people raising chickens for the first time over-complicate their needs…wasting money on fancy gadgets and equipment they don’t need. Backyard chicken farming is relatively simple. Your birds’ only needs are food, shelter, and water. While poultry waterers and feeders are nice, they aren’t necessary; anything deep enough to avoid tipping and the chickens walking … Read more

DIY Chick Brooder

baby chicks

Setting the stage for the healthy development of chicks requires a reliable and carefully constructed environment. This is where a chick brooder comes into play, serving as a warm, safe haven for baby chicks during their first weeks. Building a DIY chick brooder not only allows for customization to meet the specific needs of your … Read more